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The Pheasant Inn

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Bassenthwaite Lake, Bassenthwaite CA13 9YE, England
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Ranked #5 of 5 hotels in Bassenthwaite
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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62 reviews 62 reviews
24 hotel reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Stayed for one night, looking forward to the lovely location. Room nice overlooking garden with small bathroom, husband said very good shower. Restaurant closed so went into the "Brasserie". Quite good food though uninspiring menu. Really awful bar harking back to days when people smoked and the walls were left black to cover the smoking stains. Uncomfortable chairs etc. Nice... More

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Dumfries, United Kingdom
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5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here in June 2014, having previously only eatern here. Our room was "Derwentwater" - fairly small but with a good sized bathroom, the room overlooking the front of the hotel. It was very quiet. The wood-pannelled bar has great character and the lounge is very comfortable overlooking the lovely and peaceful garden. We ate in the bistro (which was... More

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London, United Kingdom
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47 reviews 47 reviews
17 hotel reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A colleague had told me about The Pheasant before our holiday to the Lakes. I had forgotten, but we were coming down the A66 from Cockermouth and it was well sign posted. We dropped in and had the most sumptuous creme tea,with rum creme ! The staff were very pleasant so we came back for dinner on our final evening.... More

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52 reviews 52 reviews
40 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A good hotel in excellent location on the edge of Bassenthwaite Lake. The food was good and the bedroom very comfortable. The staff were very helpful and friendly. However we felt it was slightly overpriced.

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Whitehaven, United Kingdom
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10 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I live about 19 miles from the pheasant inn and have past it a thousand times but decided to call in on our way home .we got their about six o'clock just as the bistro was opening so it was still quiet and plenty of room all the food we had was excellent especially the sticky toffee pudding and the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If your looking for a characterful Lakeland experience then this is the place. Rooms are beautiful and traditional. Gardens are delightful. Food in the bistro was plentiful and tasteful. We were a party of 18 staying for an intimate wedding reception. Everything was perfect. Staff were very welcoming and accommodating especially Lewis, Miguel and a special mention for Alison. Can't... More

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Thornton Cleveleys, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed here for 1 night whilst attending a wedding at Armathwaite Hall who wanted to charge an extortionate rate and no discount for wedding guests. So glad I booked here, beautiful location and a charming old Inn full of character. Breakfast second to none. Would highly recommend to anyone.

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Cape Town
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Perfect venue close to all attractions but away from the tourist hustle and bustle. 5 star comfort and coziness, outstandingly helpful staff, no parking problems and surely one of the most beautiful spring gardens in the area.

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Perth, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

We had dinner at the Pheasant last night as it had been recommended to us. The starters were good but the haddock and chips we both ordered at £14 each was over priced for the quality we received, soggy batter and tasteless fish. We were also charged a cover charge of £2:50 each that we don't understand.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

We popped in for an afternoon coffee which we had in the bar (which has fantastic old world charm!) and were pleased to be served homemade shortbread with our coffee. Having looked at the dinner menu we reserved a table for dinner that night in the bistro. The food was of high standard. The chicken & leek pie was particularly... More

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Address: Bassenthwaite Lake, Bassenthwaite CA13 9YE, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Bassenthwaite
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3 star — The Pheasant Inn 3*
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The Pheasant Hotel Bassenthwaite
The Pheasant Inn Bassenthwaite/Keswick, Lake District

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Dating back to the 17th century, this former haunt of the famous huntsman John Peel has been entertaining guests for the past 300 years in the traditional Cumbrian manner with stunning food and refreshment and good old fashioned values. With an abundance of unique period atmosphere and a sense of timelessness with the clever mix of luxurious, contemporary comforts provides The Pheasant a well deserved national and International reputation. ... more   less 
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